Seven teams from the Minnesota College Athletic Conference will head to St. Cloud for the eight-team NJCAA Region XIII and MCAC State Tournament, beginning Wednesday, May 16 at Dick Putz Field and Faber Field.
Second-seeded Riverland Community College (22-4 Overall / 10-0 MCAC) enters the competition as the top performing MCAC squad, as they worked through a weather-altered Southern Division schedule to emerge unbeaten in Division play. Riverland will play fellow Southern Division foe Rochester Community & Technical College (12-20 Overall / 7-5 MCAC) in the first round. Third seeded and host school St. Cloud Technical and Community College (15-6 Overall / 8-1 MCAC) will face #6 seed Itasca Community College (32-12 Overall / 11-5 MCAC) in a match up of nationally ranked squads, while Northland Community & Technical College (21-15 Overall / 6-2 MCAC) opens up with Rainy River Community College (19-15 Overall / 12-4 MCAC). Independent team and top seed Century College will face at-large selection Hibbing Community College in the opening round as well.
St. Cloud Technical & Community College serves as the host instituion for the NJCAA Region XIII Division III Baseball Tournament; for more information on SCTCC Athletics, go to: http://www.sctccathletics.com/landing/index
The NJCAA Region XIII competition is a double elimination tournament format, with the MCAC / Region XIII championship round to be held on Saturday, May 19. The regional champion will gain an automatic berth to the eight-team NJCAA Division III Baseball National Championship Tournament. Pioneer Park in Greeneville, Tennessee is the host city for the NJCAA competition to be held May 26-31.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
|2018 NJCAA Region XIII||Baseball Tournament First Round 5/16|
|#1 Century vs. # 8 Hibbing CC||Dick Putz Field, 4pm|
|#4 NCTC vs. #5 Rainy River CC||Faber Field, 4pm|
|#3 SCTCC vs. #6 Itasca CC||Dick Putz 7pm|
|#2 Riverland CC vs. #7 RCTC||Faber Field, 7pm|
The complete tournament bracket is as follows:
Photo courtesy of SCTCC Athletics.
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About the Minnesota College Athletic Conference
The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.